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Bar-Coded Surgical Sponges: Here to Stay?

A new technology for the operating room, bar-coded surgical sponges are helping us keep track of one crucial aspect of any surgical procedure: ensu...
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    A new technology for the operating room, bar-coded surgical sponges are helping us keep track of one crucial aspect of any surgical procedure: ensuring that all sponges are safely removed at the conclusion of the process. How can these digitized sponges improve outcomes in the operating room? Host Dr. Mark Nolan Hill talks with Jo Quetsch, RN, clinical director of surgical services at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., one of the first institutions in the United States to put these sponges into practice in their operating rooms.

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